Smoking a butt a few days in advance

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Aug 1, 2011
Need to do a butt for a gathering on wed night but only have Monday open to smoke it. Think it will still be good two days later? Should I leave it whole then re-heat and pull? If so what temp should I take it to for reheating? Thanks nick

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bama bbq

Master of the Pit
Sep 24, 2011
Rocket City (Huntsville) AL
I would cook it, pull it, freeze in vacuum packs or zip lock bags, and reheat it when needed.  To reheat I like to simply place the bags in boiling water and it heats great.  HTH

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May 12, 2011
Definitely Smoke and Pull it then bag it as flat as you can so it will cool quickly. It will last two days easily, I have had no issues with refrigerated leftovers for five days before the kids finished the meat. More than five days I freeze. I reheat in a Crock pot on high with my Foiling Juice or Finishing Sauce until it comes to a simmer but 165*F is all you really need to get too. You can do the same in a foil covered pan in a 325*F Oven...JJ